War Widows & Family Losses

#296
Adil AKHMETOV
H.E. Dr Adil AKHMETOV+ 2001 KAZAKH Ambassador
Lost his father, one of 29 million SOVIET LOSSES, in the BATTLE of STALINGRAD (after walking 200 miles to enlist, ~ 1 350 of 4 family in 000 Kazakh 2m collectivisation purges) war losses ~
#101
Mary BOYD
Mrs Mary BOYD+ BEM
Lost her two brothers, one in the RAF, and best man, and this led to her being picked as CHURCHILL’s youngest secretary in order to “steel his fight”, & V-1 bombed out, later spent 35 years as CARER for her FAR EAST POW husband. ~
#6
Wendy BRYAN
Mrs Wendy BRYAN+ (née HULL)
Wife of COMMANDO Captain Gerald BRYAN CMG CVO OBE MC (BATTLE of LITANI RIVER).
In memory of her two RHODESIA & SOUTH AFRICA brothers killed, Robin (ARMY) & Squadron Leader Caesar HULL DFC BATTLE OF BRITAIN, OC: 43(F) HURRICANE Squadron & 263 GLADIATOR Squadron NORWAY (d. 7Sep40)
#20
Vee DARLINGTON
Mrs Vee DARLINGTON+
In memory of her Czech father Flight Lieutenant Karel ‘Kut’ Kuttelwascher DFC* (18-20 e/a) 1 (F) & 23 Squadrons and Hurricane Night Intruder Ace Squadron Leader James MacLachlan DSO DFC** (16.5 e/a) 88, 73, 145, 261 OC 1 & 132 Squadrons & AFDU
#238
Anthony DeSTEFANO
Master Sergeant Anthony DeSTEFANO+
USAAC Crew Chief Engines B-17 F/E FLYING FORTRESS 92nd BOMBARDMENT GROUP GROUNDCREW Bovingdon, Alconbury, Podington inc. SCHWEINFURT-REGENSBURG MISSION & in memory of ARTILLERY brother Sam, KIA, BATTLE of LUZON air drop
#283
Edith GREENFIELD
Miss Edith GREENFIELD+ (Signed, aged 100)
In memory of her, her parents, & Cranleigh village’s grief at loss of all her brothers in a fortnight at BATTLE of the SOMME, epitomizing Britain’s sacrifice: Lieutenant Corporal Harry Greenfield MM, Company Sergeant Major Frank Greenfield & Sergeant Percy Greenfield, 7th BATTALION QUEEN’S (ROYAL SURREY) REGIMENT
#107
Leslie A LENEY
Observer Leslie A LENEY+
Representing ROYAL OBSERVER CORPS & seaborne elements, NAAFI and elder brother Samuel & 10 Sqn HALIFAX CREWS 30Mar42 crashed in bad weather, seeking TIRPITZ.
#45
Margaret LINTON
Mrs Margaret LINTON+ née PORTER (b. Dec 1944)
In memory of her father ROYAL MARINE PLY/X 10283002 Alexander Porter, KIA 6Jun44 on D-DAY beach & representing No.4 COMMANDO & MARINE COMMANDOS & OPERATION OVERLORD losses.
#68
April MEEKUMS
April MEEKUMS+ (neé BRIGHT)
In memory of her brother, one of 168 CIVILIANS killed (& 121 seriously injured) in the worst V-2 attack of WW2, on 25NOV44 on Woolworths store, New Cross, Deptford (see also: ANTWERP’s V-2 BOMBING), one of the many millions of WAR CIVILIANS killed.
#10
Bridie MURRAY
Mrs Bridie MURRAY++ (née DAWSON)
AIR MINISTRY & WAR WIDOW
In memory of her husband, MOSQUITO observer Flying Officer Fergus Murray DFC (23 & 464 Sqns) & her brother, RAAF pilot Flying Officer Ronald G DAWSON [KIA 21Mar45] on COPENHAGEN GESTAPO HQ RAID
#1
Muriel NICOLSON
Mrs Muriel NICOLSON++
WAR WIDOW of Wing Commander James NICOLSON VC DFC (the only RAF Fighter VC: 72 & 249 Squadrons, TURBINLITE, OC 27 Squadron BEAUFIGHTER operations over BURMA, (killed 2May45) ditched 355 Sqn Liberator.
Representing War Widows campaign leader Mrs Iris STRANGE++ & all WAR WIDOWS
#169
Stanislaw ZURAKOWSKI
Lieutenant Colonel Stanislaw ZURAKOWSKI
PR KR + 2nd Polish Corps & as a cadet in 16th Rifles Lviv fought in 17May44 BATTLE of MONTE CASSINO & Representing POLISH ARMY’S prowess there & elsewhere, & in memory of brothers’ Youssef & Andek KIA & father, Stanislaw Ludwik Zurakowski, 1938 OSTROG Mayor & one of 4,000 POLES killed in Soviet KATYN MASSACRE
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